Two killed, dozen wounded in shootout in south Russia

10:53, July 25, 2010      

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Two people were killed and 14 others injured on Saturday in a shoot-out in southern Russia's Samara city, local health authorities said.

The incident occurred at noon, when unidentified gunmen opened fire on people at an open-air market in Samara from their car and then fled, local chief investigator's aide Yelena Shkayeva said, cited by the RIA Novosti news agency.

"Preliminary reports indicate that one person died on the spot. A second victim died at the hospital. Six other people have been hospitalized, and two of them are undergoing surgery. The condition of the others is not serious," a spokesperson for local health authorities said.

The victims were mainly young people, he added.

An investigation has been launched into the incident, local police said.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王千原雪)

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